Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer is the fourth installment in The Clifton Chronicles series. In the first three books - Only Time Will Tell, The Sins of the Father and Best Kept Secret, Archer crafted an incredibly epic tale of Harry Clifton's life which begins in 1920. Couching good storytelling with a cast of memorable characters, and gripping plot twists and turns, it has been a really good yarn spun by the master storyteller down through the three books in the series.
But the story is far from over. In this latest installment, you are in for another journey that you won't want to end. The third book in the series, Best Kept Secret, ends with a real cliffhanger. Sebastian Clifton and Bruno are involved in a car accident, leaving you on tenterhooks if they had survived or had been killed.
Be Careful What You Wish For begins with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to the hospital to find the fate of their son and his friend. There are several threads to the story. Harry is a best-selling author of detective novels both sides of the Atlantic. Emma is progressively involved in the management of the Barrington Shipping Company which decides to build a luxury liner, the MV Buckingham which seems to be a not so prudent decision. Giles Barrington is an MP, becoming a more important member of the shadow cabinet. He is also planning to marry again after his catastrophic marriage to Lady Virginia Fenwick. Harry and Emma's adopted daughter, Jessica is growing up to be a talented artist.
The story moves beautifully, and the suspense keeps one riveted right through to the end of the story. Be Careful What You Wish For is fantastic, fascinating and fun. Jeffrey Archer, it seems, can do no wrong. His novels have managed to capture the imagination of countless fans worldwide. Novel after novel, series after series he has convincingly proved that he is the master of his chosen field of genre. And this latest series is an affirmation of his storytelling prowess and mastery.